Victim/ De-facto complainant entitled to file plea under Section 216 CrPC for addition of charge, Calcutta High Court

Murali Krishnan June 15 2019
Section 313

The Calcutta High Court has held that a victim/ De-facto complainant is entitled to file a plea under Section 216 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for addition or alteration of charge.

The Court also ruled that Section 362 of CrPC (which is a bar on the court altering its judgment) does not bar such addition of charge under Section 216 as Section 362 itself provides for such an exception.

The judgment was rendered by Justice Asha Arora in . . .

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